You think you can stop killing by banning handguns. Think again.
Oh, sure, ban handguns and you can make it more complicated. The dedicated killer has to come up with another method/weapon. But the dedicated killer will. It's not that tough.
Think you stop executions by banning thiopental? Think again.
Oh, sure, ban thiopental and you can make it more complicated. The dedicated executioners have to come up with another
weapon drug. But the dedicated killers will. It's not that tough.
From Alan Johnson, in the Columbus Dispatch:
Ohio prisons are switching to a new drug for executions because of a national shortage of the drug previously used for lethal injections.
The Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction said today it will use pentobarbital instead of sodium thiopental.
The new drug is "widely available and manufactured in the U.S.," the agency said. The change was communicated to U.S. District Court Judge Gregory Frost, who is considering a lawsuit including lethal injection procedure.
It will not be used for the execution of Frank Spisak on Feb. 17 but will be used for the scheduled March 10 execution of Johnnie Baston.
Whew. Another crisis averted.
Let the killing go on.
As Tiny Tim didn't say,
God help us, every one.